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Canceled: Ignorance as Domination: Modes of Imperial Activity on Guahan

Thursday Lecture Series, Ambivalence

dateApril 30, 2020 timeThursday, 12:15pm EDT location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University

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  • Fernando Montero
  • Audience open exclusively to Columbia faculty, students, and invited guests
  • All others interested in attending, please email SOF/Heyman at [email protected].
Scientific diagram of Guam coast with caption "Overview of Sensitive Marine Biological Resources and Nearshore Habitat"

Certainty, ideological clarity, and technoscientific method are often associated, at least popularly, with the sources of sovereign or imperial power. Research on the years of imperial occupation of the island of Guahan in the western Pacific and, in particular, recent moves by the Pentagon to take further control of island resources reveals instead the role of ignorance or a variety of ignorances in producing the workings of power.

Guest lecturer: Catherine Lutz​, Brown University
Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of International Studies; Professor of Anthropology